thinking the saudi crown prince mohammed bin soundman to the murder of jamal khashoggi. yes indeed this is a new york times report which refers again to the tape of another revelation in that tape in that the there was a phone conversation between. three and three being the leader of the team that hit squad if you will of a total of eighteen people and this tape apparently you hear on the tape the words of about three talking to someone in riyadh saying that the effectively that the job was over explaining that the exact words to tell your boss the deed has been done now those on the exact words in the arabic translation apparently but this was the clear implication of the new york times is saying this is a suggestion of a smoking gun and that the boss would be the crown prince mohammed bin salim on but
this is a contentious issue because obviously this is not proof that the bin solomon was involved although the american some of the american commentators suggest that's the case but the turkish are saying no this can't be it's certainly substantive evidence that something very very very high up was involved here and of course coming back to what the president heard one was saying in his meeting in paris he had made it quite clear to the u.s. president that as far as he was concerned this went right to the very top and it didn't involve king solomon this is what he's pushing the point that king solomon wasn't involved but the implication is that the crown prince was thank you for that andrew symonds rainforests in istanbul and turkey has reacted with anger to french claims that the tank a scotsman displaying a political game with this intelligence sharing over the case in a t.v. interview the french foreign minister was said that he was not aware that france
had received any recordings from taking turkey disputes that she and france are at their. request french intelligence was provided the audio recordings on october twenty fourth if turkey had not made adamant efforts to murder would have been covered up long ago if they soon deny the murder happened we would not be surprised let's play money for that if there is a lack of communication between french institutions they should be towards to sort that out not turkey at whatever cost turkey will bring into light of us specs of the coup choky murder. to the u.s. now and investigators in california are searching for human remains in what is the mall the worst wildfire in the state's history at least forty two people are now known to have died in the town of paradise d.n.a. labs are being used to identify the victims firefighters are still trying to bring wildfires across the state under control well than two hundred people are registered as missing n.b.c.'s jennifer björk and has this update from westlake
village in los angeles county. some of the evacuees here in southern california are being let back into their neighborhoods but have no homes to go back into you can see the damage here in this neighborhood this would have been two or three houses here in a community in westlake village which is just over the hill from malibu where this fire burned fourteen miles deep in twenty miles wide we know that there were two people who are confirmed dead in this particular fire here in southern california and to the north almost thirty others have been confirmed dead but there are still two hundred people missing in these fires across the state they've put up photos of them hoping that they'll check in but they do expect the death toll to rise as they begin to assess the damage the wind conditions in northern california are expected to die down over the next couple of days but in southern california and farther to
the south near san diego they are expected to kick up and be even worse for three four or five days there are still eight thousand firefighters working on the front lines of these fires four hundred square miles still in flames so their work is far from done saying in the u.s. democrats have flipped another seat in the senate seat in the midterm elections winning arizona for the first time since one thousand seven hundred six with almost all votes counted kristen cinema leads her republican challenger moth i'm excited by two percent forty two year old cinema as the first woman elected to represent rezone a in the senate races retiring senator jeff flake who's been one of president dr thomas hoshko as conservative critics republicans will still command a majority in the senate despite the loss still ahead on al jazeera a legal battle continues in sri lanka to resolve the deepening political crisis ross a nummi humanitarian crisis hundreds of thousands of congo he's migrants are forced
to to go. hello the weather is about to change for quite a few people in europe we have seen for quite a long time the weather coming in from the west in these forms of streaks of tat that are frontal systems that sometimes develop into quite active ones this one i think is about to change the pack because although we sit at the moment was it lying through spain and portugal in france if i take it through to daylight hours during tuesday's just a massive cloud i think it's brought a lot of dry air from africa and died to death to some degree we still got the walls ahead of it still twenty romans at least ten degrees above where the average says it should be but look what's happening in the caucasus getting the wind out of the east now that is low temperature air drop in the tension remain here bringing a streak of snow down to ukraine he sends out
a better roost and he's muskerry now into winter weather so this will possibly create further in so the area of want is getting small of the area of rain has dissipated in fact madrid's up to eighteen degrees and it's still fourteen in the sunshine in london which is still quite well and so western europe is still an abnormality now goodness that we're drawing in dry air out of north africa not much is going on to be right one or two showers in america an awful lot of cloud here was a circulation is moving eastern libya bringing if you shasta egypt and then i think that haven't.
right. welcome back our top stories on al-jazeera israel's military has targeted dozens of positions across gaza it says a link to hamas these right israeli and the mosques and islamic jihad four palestinians have been killed almost four hundred rockets have been fired by how to see instructions from gaza into israel leaving one person dead. take a president. has given new details about the killing of jamal. he says
a saudi official told him wherever killed the journalist must have been on heroin and at least forty two people have been killed in california in the worst wildfires in the u.s. state's history investigators are searching for human remains up to more than six thousand homes were destroyed in the town of paradise on thursday. supreme court is hearing a challenge from opposition leaders who want the president to cancel snuffy elections and restore parliament the cold sitting for a second day to decide whether there is a case to review the decision the political crisis was set off by the president's decision to replace the prime minister dissolve parliament and call a vote that triggered public protests and international criticism with calls for democracy to be respected when it's made in colombo forests that strongest capital going to tell us first about the case is a pretty court is hearing today and what we're expecting from that.
foley we heard today from the attorney general making the case on behalf of the president as to why it's believed that what the president has done is constitutional and we expect the court to make a decision maybe sometime today or in the coming days over whether they agree with the president or with those plaintiffs who say that this is all unconstitutional but everybody here knows really why we got to this stage and it's because the president is playing for time essentially hasn't got parliament on his side it knows that now to endorse his decision to cite one prime minister and with a place in as another so is dissolved parliament and he's heading for elections so everybody believes that while there's been a lot of dry argument and while there may be a constitutional the specific legal point as to why this was right or not everybody knows or there's a belief that the president is going against the spirit of a constitutional change brought around a couple of years ago that took away power from the president and gave it to parliament and the supreme court will be mindful of but it's thought as it decides
which way to go slowly this crisis has been it has been going on for some reason what impact is it having on sri lanka's economy and on the people. rupee has hit the lowest level against the dollar so far this year it's dropped off fourteen percent that began before this crisis because there's a bit of a financial reckoning coming next year's got to pay four point two billion dollars in foreign loans an enormous amount of money and it's struggling to create to bring in the foreign exchange to do that and this crisis has also hit the very important tourism sector as soon as it started a few weeks ago people started canceling hotel bookings and this is the prime peak season is the dry warm weather winter season particular people from your coming here on holiday lots of hotels anecdotally reporting a loss of cancellations that's going to have a big impact on the economy the government very concerned about the future
reputation of sri lanka if this political paralysis continues thank you for that brianna smith reporting live from colombo in sri lanka. britain's foreign minister has described talks to end yemen civil war as more real after talks with saudi arabia jeremy hunt says riyadh confirmed its willingness to evacuate fifty wounded who's the fighters to oman for medical treatment at least one hundred fifty people have been killed since sunday as the saudi erotic or nation tries to retake the course of the data model reports from djibouti just across the red sea from yemen. fierce fighting on one of the front lines on the fringes of the port city of her data this is one of the largest bottle so far in the war in yemen although the fighters who control her data losing the strategic port is not an option and they are putting up a stiff resistance. we shouldn't have attempted another suicide attack but it
failed we are advancing. despite all your promises by the so the coalition and pro-government forces multiplied through bottles in some parts of the city the conflict has already and topped up face in one presidential area is told the city is lie and collected relentless bombardment of killed numerous fighters and this is the ultimate price the pro-government alliance and their soda and their morality buck is off to the port of data a bite to lifeline for millions of yemenis more than seventy percent of yemen's imports including u.n. aid comes through these dogs and. as you can see we're at the front line close to the port of her data right there in front of you in the next few days will be able to storm the port. the u.n. secretary general and tony terris is warning against any disruption to the port operations. is of work. i think that now all the powers agreed that it must be
ended i think that circumstances will allow it i hope to direct actors in the conflict in the stand and i hope that it happens as quickly as possible because if for example the port. if i died is destroyed that would be catastrophic for the whole of yemen. these cool son too for the safety of hundreds of thousands of civilians who are still in the city there now growing calls for a cease fire and peace talks between the warring parties in a sign the u.s. is finally losing patience with the war in the yemen secretary of state mike pompeo pretreated in a form poll to the soda companies mohamed was so i'm on the agenda need for suspicion of hostilities pompei also all parties to come to the table to negotiate a peaceful solution to the conflict in a meeting in the city coupled with king so mom british foreign secretary jeremy hunt spoke of the need to build support for u.n. peace efforts both the fight as a hollow and combines the baba since yeah duty of some of the loudest voices in the
calls for ceasefire could be a while before they agreed to peace talks the hum of the whole thing the needle of the supreme ruler lucia very consul of the whole thing is recently described the course by the united states and united kingdom as empty talk in an op ed in the washington post who ruled that the united states will stop the war a long time ago but has instead chosen to support its corrupt allies so dead obeah . djibouti. dozens of ethiopian government security agents have appeared in court over a grenade attack on the prime minister in june his attorney general says evidence points to security chiefs ordering the assassination attempt on meant to people died in the incident made has introduced political and economic reform since coming into office in april the united nations is warning that mass expulsions from angola congolese refugees could trigger a humanitarian crisis last month alone hundreds of thousands of people from the
democratic republic of congo were forced to leave following an order targeting what the angolan government calls irregular migrants dosage of ari has more. forced to flee once again this is the border between angola and the democratic republic of congo these congolese left their country in search of a better life that search has a probably come to an end ok this is. what pushed me to leave angola was the situation just got worse some angolans and the police were coming into our homes and being violent that's when i decided to give myself up to the authorities so they can take me back home to d r c this mass population movement follows the angolan government's decision to expel congolese refugees and migrants many of whom were working in the informal mining sector now thousands are stuck here at the border where complaints include sexual violence and harassment body frisking and theft at the hands of security forces on both sides of the border. those who do
make it into the d r c have a long road ahead before reaching the closest town to the border which is chicago that's one hundred fifty kilometers away a most will have to walk there which could take them up to two weeks heavy rains and security roadblocks have delayed the already treacherous journey. this is we've been kicked out of angola back to our own country but even in our own country we have problems with security forces along the road asking for money before they'll let us pass a road block this mass repatriation to the d.r. seas eastern and central regions are creating an increasingly heavy burden on an already unstable conflict wary region last year alone some one hundred thousand congolese fled to neighboring countries adding to the five hundred eighty five thousand who are already living in exile the united nations says congolese refugees are now among the ten largest in the world the international committee of the red
cross is on the ground helping as many people as possible it's very difficult to mention that the situation is under control because the needs to go way beyond the capacity of the local authorities and. humanitarian community to respond so there is certainly need a need for a stronger and coordinated humanitarian response to the situation as we do not have a clear projection over the next months so we need to be ready to respond as they slowly cross back into the home they left behind it's uncertain what future they'll find here. al-jazeera. their claims north korea's nuclear ballistic missile program is continuing despite u.s. president donald trump insisting it's stopped a u.s. think tank says it's identified sixteen hidden bases mostly in remote mountainous areas the report is based our new images from comer show satellites the base is
already known to u.s. intelligence agencies but north korea's never knowledge that. and stanley the artist who created some of the twentieth century's biggest comic book characters has died at the age of ninety five fans have been paying tribute to his hollywood walk of fame star captain america spiderman and x. men are just a few of his creations which have become blockbuster movies as always plenty more news on our website at al-jazeera dot com the latest on the violence between israel and hamas al-jazeera dot com. the air this is al-jazeera and these are top stories israel's military has targeted dozens of positions across gaza it says are linked to hamas and islamic jihad's four palestinians have been killed almost four
hundred rockets have been fired by palestinian factions from gaza into israel leaving one person dead in israel turkish president recep tayyip erdogan has given new details about the killing of jamal high shoji he says a saudi official told him that whoever killed this journalist must have been on heroin at owen says a journalist was murdered inside the saudi consulate in istanbul i hit squads at least forty two people have been killed in california in the worst wildfires in the u.s. state's history investigators are searching for human remains after more than six thousand homes were destroyed in the town of paradise on thursday international pressure is mounting for yemen civil war to end the u.n. britain and france are the latest to call for an end to hostilities particularly around the four city of who data the saudi erotic coalition is trying to retake it from who the rebels sources say at least one hundred fifty people have been killed since sunday. sri lanka's supreme court is hearing a challenge from opposition leaders who want the president to cancel snap elections
and restore parliament the court is sitting for a second day to decide whether there is a case to review the decision the political crisis was set off by the president's decisions to replace the prime minister dissolve parliament and call a vote that triggered public protests and international criticism with calls for democracy to be respected and in the u.s. democrats have flipped another senate seat in the midterm elections winning our izzo enough for the first time since one thousand nine hundred six with almost all votes counted crist's in the cinema leads her republican challenger motha mike sahni by two percent forty two year old cinema is the first woman elected to represent our is zona in the senate finally stanley the artists who created some of the twentieth century's biggest comic book characters has died at the age of ninety five fans have been paying tribute at his hollywood walk of fame star captain america spiderman and the x. men series are just
a few of his creations which have become blockbuster movies he died at a medical center in los angeles those are the headlines inside story is next on al-jazeera. a congress divided between democrats and republicans. what does it mean for america and the world in these remaining two years of donald trump's presidency. find out. on al jazeera. a european army it was an idea proposed by man well back wrong held by vladimir putin but attacked by donald trump does europe need its own military and can it do without the u.s. and matters of defense this is inside story.
and welcome to the program i'm richelle carey french president mandela macron and the u.s. president donald trump have been at odds on many issues this week that divide went further when president mccrone appeared to call for the creation of a european army across says europe needs to defend itself against potential threats from nations including russia china and even the united states but it's not just about a fence the two leaders differ on almost every issue trump has pulled out of a number of global treaties from climate change to the iran nuclear deal and recently the disarmament treaty with russia has repeatedly emphasized the need for a global order and rejection of nationalism it made the call during sunday's remembrance ceremony in paris to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the end of the first world war sits hans. lose that if this vision of france as a generous nation with a vision which carries universal values has been in those dog times exactly the
opposite of the selfishness of the people which only looks at its own interests because patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism nationalism is its betrayal by saying out interests first and never mind the other is your race what is most precious to a nation. as president donald trump attacked the idea of a european army in a tweet before leaving for france on friday this is what he wrote president micron of friends has just suggested that europe build its own military in order to protect itself from the us russia and china very insulting but perhaps europe should first pay its fair share of nato which the us subsidizes greatly russian president vladimir putin welcome the idea of a european army during a television interview. as to alternative european military forces it's not a new idea president mccrone has revived it now but i was told about it by one of the previous run for president it's europe is a great economic power a great economic union so it's quite natural that they want to be independent
self-reliant and sovereign in the sear of defense and security according to the stockholm international peace research institute global military spending reached one point seven three nine trillion dollars last year in europe alone it's accounted for three hundred forty two billion that is twenty percent of the total global spending four of the fifteen largest military spenders in the world are in western europe that's france the u.k. germany and italy breaking this down france's spending between two thousand and sixteen and two thousand and seventeen fell by nearly two percent to fifty seven point eight billion all britain's military spending rose by point five percent to forty seven point two billion last year and germany's military spending went up by three and a half percent to forty four point three billion its highest level since one thousand nine hundred nine. let's bring in our guests now and joining us from paris is we're no it's our chief foreign correspondent
a life ago newspaper and professor of strategy at paris school of international affairs and washington d.c. david office associate professor at the national defense university and a former pentagon official and in moscow glenn dyson a professor of a. national relations at higher school of economics from moscow and author of the decay of western civilization and research and of russia welcome to all of you so. let's revisit the words of the men will not grown from yesterday when he said patriotism is the exact opposite of nationalism nationalism is a betrayal of patriotism he went on to say our first interests who cares about the cares about the others i mean start with you or no what do you make of. the words the timing the setting. i think what is important is that. i'm a coin paris wanted to defend multilateralism. in front
of trump that actually rejects multilateralism we have seen that for climate change us in that for iran with a scene that for i.m.f. and many other treaties. is things britain macor things that european union is the most important creation political creation of the post-war era when donald trump criticizes. your opinion as being some kind of jail for the nations of europe so these are really two opposite views on that and it's true that. things that they see in american threat not like the military usual military threat because of course france and america are allied in nato
but is things that europe is threatened on the buy on cyber war by china russia and the united states and as a matter of fact you know that the ne the palace in paris has been hacked it was in two thousand and twelve during the presidential election between you know suckers and all on any simple as had been hacked by the american and as a national security agency which has got a budget of twelve billion dollars so yes prison michael thinks that there is a threat of cyber espionage or cyber war from. america to you it all up and he wants you to answer to the right yes ok all right we will we will come back to that i mean just now but i want to put the same question to
david what do you make of. that crohn's words and who else might he been have been addressing besides just on a trump well you know it's very interesting donald trump's unpopularity in europe gives european leaders a real challenge whenever he comes here which is you have to be just polite enough that he won't create an incident and storm out but for your domestic audience you kind of have to show that you're standing up to him but i think that my. remarks were aimed not so much at trump but first off at merkel who is fatally wounded and i think that this represents some macross position to assert to put france in leadership of europe in place of germany now that merkel is limping towards a finish line which so listen but not that you want and she'll survive till i make sure i'm clear what you're saying they're not calling her out on patriotism versus nationalism per se not that but you mean just making such
a grand statement in such a setting as that what you mean that's exactly right and the second thing is i think macron domestically you know the the bloom is off the rose in france and i think what he's trying to do is use his position as a world leader surrounded by world leaders to try to discredit various nationalist parties like the you know rally nasional marine le pen's movements victor or ban in hungary those sorts of things that's what i think he's after ok all right glenn you actually said that most countries have have both tab a combination of nationalism and patriotism not necessarily the same balance what do you mean by that. nationalism and patriotism they're not synonyms about them across is incorrect in terms of stating that they're complete opposites nationalism tends to to refer. if no cultural identity while a patriotism tends to refer to civic identity so values and moral ety no country has ever had either or there's always been
a balance of both and usually that's what prosperous societies do have they have a they have a balance of both so. i don't think that. this is saying that nationalism is the opposite of patriotism is not correct i think that there is some caution towards nationalism us it's been the source of war however it's worth noting that nationalism is able to harbor some very powerful loyalties in terms of restoring both meaning and security to people so it's also the reason why the countries go to war but it's also the reason why people are willing to give their life in wars as well so stripping countries of this also entails eroding them to a great extent of national identity so i just don't see any country in the history of the world as a only relied on a civic identity without the nationalists component not a prosperous country at least but a think this reflects this move towards populism because over the last twenty thirty years there's been
a huge push towards more globalism and i guess civic ideals while the nation state that's been seen as something to be overcome especially in the in the realm of this project so i think that this is this populist rise is a response to it in which they see the world now as being nationalist versus this global cosmopolitanism and i think that's where trump is coming from and i think that the mccrone. attacking it but i don't think it's completely correct in terms of. putting them against each other and nationalism is also not doesn't contradict their multilateralism either us nation states do cooperate with in a sterile a sharing the same ideals and values. bringing back into this donald trump but you know clearly stated recently that he is a nationalist but when it and that's often what his rhetoric depicts right but when
it comes to actual policy. for the most part u.s. foreign policy is still fairly traditional it's not really lining up with his rhetoric ray right well you know he trump is not a political scientist is not a traditional politician so he uses these phrases in precisely and he uses them in ways to evoke emotion rather than. if you go down the line of following the logical implications and explaining that it's a fool's mission i think that his view on foreign relations is that multi-lateralism is fine we're happy to do that but not if it is a vehicle for lesser powers like france to constrain the united states which has not just a great power but also has global responsibilities and quite frankly cannot meet its global responsibilities or advance its interests globally if multi-lateralism becomes a restraint on it and that's really the fundamental organizing principle of trump's international relations it's not america first at all expense it's america.
in order to meet its obligations an american were needed so expect asians so no i mean you mentioned a while ago just at the beginning of the conversation we were talking about the army that men will the crown called for and he is it were his words do you think misconstrued it seemed at first that it was you know he was calling for a european army against the us but that's not quite what he meant what do you think he he really meant no it's not to build an army against us because mccord is agreeing with nato france has been an ally of the united states of america for the last two centuries and it's and michael will not jeopardize this alliance and we are in a military alliance called nato this will not be questioned but there is
also the field of cyber war and in the cyber space yes europe have been attacked by by by russia by china or for you know a technology called industrial spying and also by america because we know that the it is a palace in paris as been act by the and as a the national security agency of america in two thousand and twelve in april two thousand and twelve so much doesn't want does that. is not scared by any threat of a military u.s. a gratian against europe of course not but it's saying that they see a matter on the cyber spate of cyber war and he wants a strategic answer from your op to the cyber offensives by china russia and america all nationalist regimes i just want
to. to say that that moved in at that they don't like multi letter that leaves them as we saw that you before the second world war we had like germany japan and italy were had nationalized regimes who didn't like and who destroyed and who left all they moved to that their little institutions of the time i'm speaking of course of lessons you did in the us you glen do you agree with that assessment from a no that was talking about a cyber war well i think i could on left some deliberate strategic ambiguity within his comment because he obviously wants to take a swipe at trump i guess terrapins i felt a bit insulted by trump over the. last year or so they would like to think they are both for domestic audience but also for a bit of a push back there some incentive to come with
a little insult i guess but i don't think actually that the french wants to build an army against the americans of course i would never push back on the european union's multilateralism though it's it doesn't really it does push it sometimes in the global stare but in the regional syria especially when it comes relations with russia i haven't really seen any multilateral initiatives if anything the e.u. tends to try to use the collective strength of its twenty eight member states for a symmetrical leverage against any of its partner especially russia than so i think this multilateralism is more on the global fear and david in an article in the new york times that was summing up the last few days paris and there's a line that says no one has done more to break up the post-war global system in the last couple of years then mr trump and mr putin do you agree with that. or agree with the putin part of it the trump one i don't think so i think that what
you're seeing is not so much you see the. rhetoric of breaking up but that's businessman techniques if i don't get a deal i'm walking away out of rent but dave a look at the actual actions of the david yeah it's words matter diplomacy matters particularly words from the president of the united states he seems to often be tougher on his allies than he is on say russia or plot him or putin yeah yeah that's a common critique and i think it's a fair one but you know the cliche from the election was that his critics take him literally but not seriously and his allies take him seriously but not literally and i got to tell you if you take this president literally you're going to go crazy because he doesn't speak in a little way he doesn't have the precise language of you know of a diplomat he he speaks to america's heartland he's not about scrapping these regimes but there is
a common you know consensus in america why should we be more concerned about europe's defenses than the europeans that's where he comes from but you know prior to the election there was all this talk that was going to pull the united states out of nato you have to desegregate negotiating stances which again are more in common with the businessman the with the diplomat from his actual policies and the policies have not been that far outside of the mainstream of american foreign policy and lattimer putin and says that. kind of likes the idea that mccrone and he's not the first person to have brought this up this idea of a of a european army why would lattimer putin like it well i would maybe the find it more as a cautious optimism that costs. russia recognizes nato as the greatest threat to its security and i guess an e.u. army would be supported to the extent that it would to dilute the central of the of nato. instrument for maintaining
a unit polar order so i think it is. possible even army something that would transition the world more towards. a multiple multiple or system which is more balanced and also where security is depends more on compromise and harmonization of interest rather than the collective us to stop such asserting its dominance over over the rest of the world so. i think for that reason that's the reason why i would actually. welcome it i think the. he's also critical of the middle because. the european union also has similar serious some structure to keep in mind that russia's main security concern is that in the in europe we never really reached a post cold war settlement that is we still maintain the structures from the cold war and the e.u. to a large extent followed the same path as nato so when we talk about european integration we're largely referring to
a series some format in which countries in the shared neighborhood has to choose between us or russia so they you has very much this serious an approach and i guess the concern will be if they militarize this approach but that being said it would be a step towards multi-polar construct which would definitely be welcome by moscow it would start to solve this problem but i would say that russia's main objective of us will ever ever says go but show me to construct a common european home this is far from a common security structure in europe but it's definitely the lesser of two evil if the alternative is simply having nato running the show who are no let me ask you about russia we talk a lot about russia we often look to see what vladimir putin's reaction to things are a bit can you put in some sort of perspective. the actual size. of russia and their contribution to the world and it seems that they're often to best phrase i know punching above their weight class like their influence outsized is what their
actual footprint is. yes of course in. the wealth of russia of the year the russian national product of russia is the same as italy so it's a very strong but. of course russia is a nuclear country russia has got a strong army russia has got a very active and successful we have to work a nice policy in the middle east in russia just as won a war in in the city are and is respected for that by all countries of the middle east and of course russia is considered especially by the eastern countries of european union as a threat after its military intervention in donbass in summer two thousand and fourteen of but russia is not considered as
a threat in in more western countries of europe like italy spain france belgium even the germans don't really think that. russia is a threat to them what kind of influence russia has got i have think that it has been like exaggerated people have said that you know russia had an influence on bragg's it i don't think it is true i think this is all english idea of gregg's it british idea briggs it people have said that russia had an influence on the eat alien elections i don't believe i don't believe so and even people said that you know. russia had an influence on french politics yes it's true that magna pen was received in the kremlin by vladimir putin but it didn't help maggie in the pen because she cannot beat him and will not call up in
the presidential election so i i think that russia. of course is is important for the europeans but i don't think that the they said they are a blatant influence on you dip in politics there is a direct influence of russia in middle east east and pollute the us a glenn i want to bring you an am for a final thought here. a political scholar from duke said that donald trump is not necessarily isolated in his embrace of nationalism he said but his allies are mostly second tier players like poland hungary italy and not the big guys like germany and france is there a realignment happening as you see it are we on our way to a realignment. well it certainly seems that way well it does depend if this new
populist rise continues but i guess overall what has happened after the cold war was. the east west divide in terms of communism versus capitalism fell apart and i guess in the west we kind of revived the logical divide it by saying by creating a new divided europe based on liberal democracies versus also retire in states now what has happened in the last few years has been a crisis in liberalism and for the likes of donald trump they essentially are reconfiguring or reconceptualizing the main challenge in the world so it's no longer in a liberal democracy sources authoritarian states rather they see the world through the lens of enough lists protecting the nation state versus. globalist and cosmopolitans who are seeking to undermine the nation state so i would argue that it's a period of excessive liberalism which is now having. a kickback from more
classical conservative isn't being pushed in so i think this is quite significant for countries not just poland and hungary which identifies europe very different than the germans in terms of traditional european values and culture as opposed to the germans who look more of a civic identity but it's also quite important for russia because for the rest of this populist if if the divide is no longer between liberal democracies and us or terrorist states but rather between nationalist fulton's then russia suddenly becomes goes from being an adversary to an ally because it rises us this international conservative power one that tries to protect the christianity traditional european values the family unit and especially the rejects a lot of this post modernist postmodernism and globalism which comes out of the west ok and that will be our final word gentlemen thank you so much for the conversation we appreciate it very much for no gerard davidson. and glenn dyson and
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details about the murder of saudi journalist. plus why angola's mass expulsion of congolese refugees could cause a humanitarian crisis and fans mourn the death of stan lee the man behind comic book superheroes including spider-man and x.-men. i am. thank you for joining us israeli airstrikes have been hitting targets across the gaza strip in the biggest escalation of violence in recent years the u.n. secretary general antonio test is urging all sides to exercise restraint at least four palestinians have been killed in gaza and another palestinian died in the israeli town of ashkelon when his house house was hit by a rocket fired from gaza stephanie decker has. in fading late afternoon
light the skies around gaza roared with rockets some intercepted by israel's iron dome anti-missile system this was the response from gaza's armed groups to an israeli undercover incursion into the strip on sunday night that killed seven members of have masses military wing among them a senior commander and an israeli officer. israeli television was soon broadcasting images of damaged homes and raging fires in towns bordering gaza images like these not seen in years one of the targets abbas which palestinian media said had just unloaded a group of israeli soldiers before it was struck by an anti tank weapon. norma's to soon as the rocket fire began israel started striking targets across the strip among them the headquarters of how masses unlocks a television minutes after a warning call came in telling staff to evacuate israel striking targets in the heart of populated areas for weeks both sides have been saying they want to avoid
all out war having approached and stepped back from the brink several times this year the palestinians in underwear are a good tool a trade their dignity and their freedom for for money. or be a part of station. on the resistance a group they are obligated. to retaliate against and he is very very emotions on this is for the spark for this latest outbreak came with sunday night's israeli incursion israeli military said it was an operation to safeguard israel's security and not an assassination attempt something had massed publicly accepted suggesting at one point that an early deescalation might have been possible notwithstanding the calls for a tally ation that came at its fighters funerals it all follows possible progress in talks involving israel and hamas led by egypt and also the united nations over the past two weeks more fuel is been allowed into gaza increasing people's
electricity from four hours a day to up to sixteen and in ejection of cash by catch. but it day after the israeli prime minister was in paris defending his policy of engagement would have mass he was back home discussing military plans both israel and hamas are facing public pressure for strong military action even though both sides have meant taint but they do not want a full escalation were around two kilometers away from the gaza border and we've witnessed airstrikes and rocket fire throughout the night it is the most serious escalation between the two sides since the two thousand and fourteen war and israel's security cabinet will we need to go on tuesday afternoon to decide what their next steps will be stephanie decker al-jazeera on the israel gaza border live to harry fossett in west chosen in force how he was the situation this morning are things comma. only
marginally there have been continuing rocket launches coming out of gaza there was a siren sounded just half an hour ago in southern israel and the the scale of the strikes from the israelis overnight is very substantial as well the other development that's happened since stephanie fall that report they've actually moved that security cabinet meeting from this afternoon when it was originally sure jeweled to this morning so it is now under way the israeli prime minister and his most senior political colleagues are now discussing how to move on from here and what do we expect them then to do what action can we expect from the israeli cabinet how much pressure is prime minister benjamin is now under for a military action in gaza. considerable pressure i mean this military action is already underway it is of a vastly different scale from what we've seen in the recent months when they have
just about stepped back from the brink from an all out war the number of rockets fired out of gaza yesterday is said to be the highest in recent memory not just the recent wars but the highest ever for one full day of rocket fire and the kind of images that we've seen on israeli television of houses being damaged if not destroyed of fires raging the fact that there has been one death already a palestinian man from hebron who's living in ashkelon as well as the four palestinian fighters who've been killed inside gaza means that both sides have cause to continue this and as we heard from the analyst in stephanie's report just now hama other side the palestinian side says that it needs to respond to what it sees as. a breaking of the of the current situation in terms of the
israeli military incursion into gaza so both sides have political pressure to continue to show that they are being forceful in response to what has taken place and for all that they've been saying in recent years in recent months rather that they don't want to see an all out escalation that kind of talk is already looking somewhat dated because we're in a very substantial escalation already thank you harry harry fawcett's live for us in west jerusalem as speak some more about this now with mohamed direct mail is a columnist and political analyst is a live from ramallah in the occupied west bank thank you very much for being with us as our e. said that this is the most serious escalation between israel and hamas since two thousand and fourteen and for weeks both sides have been saying they want to avoid an all out war do you think it deescalation is still possible at this stage. it is possible the fact that the situation is so fresh and any.
attack might result in civilian casualties in the israeli side or the receiving side might take both sides to all of war but i think this is collision came at a critical moment i think both sides needed this is collation to go ahead for a new era i think both sides have realized after a series of wars that the military operations the wars are not the solution they need to have a different approach and finally the reach and the standings over. a period of calm in gaza during which. allows for the first time maybe to have qatari money ronald to have. to have to give some space for something like solution for the blockade it's true
that they had been some progress in the talks between israel and hamas brokered by egypt and the u.n. and qatar and its role and hamas seem to be moving closer to a truce do you think the sabotaging of these efforts what we see in the last twenty four forty eight hours is that deliberate. i can't say that but i see some some direct interest for it in the hole and his defense minister to have some escalation to respond to to the world the criticism came from their constituents as the public harshly criticize not and yell for letting the qatari money and the fuel to and therefore i think. israel is approaching for election and. that's why the abreu this military operation and because of the lid to that it isn't.
but in the last twenty four hours by the escalation was controlled and that's an indication that both sides are willing to have a new compromise you've said earlier in your first response that an escalation was needed for a new iraq to begin what do you envision that iraq to look like any new iraq between hamas and israel what would that look like. after eleven years blockade israel has realized that the blockade itself is not a solution it would lead to. a walrus or humanitarian catastrophe is. saw. has reached a conclusion that it needs to sit new understanding with hamas security where
security can be traded for food for the luxation of looking for. accesses outside the country ham as itself reached a similar conclusion that. it cannot defeat israel by force and. the blockade has destroyed all features of life in gaza the basics of this but at the need for water for food electricity for. for everything so. both sides. have reached the poor and that they need to have a kind of course stance. as a good neighbors. to have this peaceful. relationship or at least to have this kind of a truce. and israel is looking forward for other options in the
region thank you for speaking to us very good to hear thoughts on this thank you monica rodney and his clan is joining us from havana thank you for your time. in other world news turkish president type radio one has given new details about the killing of jamal he says a saudi intelligence officer told him that who went home ever killed the journalist must have been on heroin shogi was murdered inside the saudi consulate in istanbul on october second by what turkey has described as a hit squad as xander simmons in istanbul for us under what are we to make of this new revelation from the turkish president who this was an off camera briefing president was giving to the turkish media he referred to the tape being.